|Because SCI products are Web based, processing costs for the chain go down and efficiency goes up. Set up at the Corporate location just once and deploy Internet Devices at the spa and salon level for a plug and play environment. These workstations don't have hard disk drives so the staff doesn't walk out with your client database.
Chain Connect is on-line, real-time to the spas and salons through one server or a bank of servers at your corporate or hosted location. Fast telephone lines and an IP address are what you need to be connected. Internet devices are easy to maintain unlike a PC workstation. If one goes down, overnight a new one, plug it in and you're back in business. No installation of PC's. And they're less expensive.
Chain connect has the best of all worlds. A fast and reliable transaction database at the spa and salon level is easily maintained in real time for POS, appointments and client tracking. The back office or corporate level is an SQL relational database integrated with the spa and salon's transaction database. Every day after the drawers are balanced the SQL database is automatically updated with the spas and salons information for tracking, consolidation and analysis.
The corporate server(s) uses the Microsoft Windows 2000 or 2003 Operating system and the User Interface is in html and Java Script. Servers are load balanced for efficiency and the number needed depends on the size of the chain.
SCI takes it one step further and provides Just Ask Business Intelligence. Managers and owners use the Excel front end to manipulate, consolidate and analyze. Run one of the 35 canned reports and see a field you don't want? Click, drag and drop right off the screen and it's gone. Need to see a different picture if you just had a certain field? Click on a pivot table where the fields are accessable and drag and drop the field right into the spreadsheet. Save, and you have a new report. Drill up, drill down and graph the results.
Think of a report you need chain wide? Create it, save it to your desktop and Just Ask updates it every day with the new transactions. The SQL database is a warehouse of information that you can get your arms around. And you don't have to be a computer expert to do it. With minimal training you can immediately produce reports to prove or disprove your theories.
More Results. Maintain a centralized Just In Time Inventory system and take the work away from the spas and salons. Their assessment of what should be ordered is often how much they personally like a product line. The manager at the spas and salons provide the min/max just once in the beginning and the corporate inventory manager takes it from there.
The central Inventory Control Manager takes advantage of price breaks for volume purchases and constantly analyzes sell through. Chain Connect Inventory is based on min/max and the amount of the order is automatically generated from the reorder quantity minus the on hand amount. It doesn't stop there. The inventory manager runs the sell through report to see if the order makes sense based on an average of the last three months of sales, what's on hand and what's on order. The order is processed as is or the manager overrides based on sell through. During holidays or special occasions, the monthly transaction report is analyzed to look at last year's sales numbers and the appropriate adjustments are made.
Proper inventory management has a positive impact on your bottom line and frees up cash flow. With Just In Time inventory there is not too much and not too little on the shelf.
More Results. Want to make a price change to a certain set of locations for a certain line? Chain Connect automatically pushes to the right locations. A price change, a new product, a deletion of an old product, a change in description, do it all with the push of a button. Communication has never been easier.
More Results. In order to get this Payroll and Time Clock function, click here to make an appointment with a customer support representative.
You will be amazed at the results.
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